Kent Night Cup 10 Vigo & Trosley Country Park

Thu 28 Nov 2019

Kent County Council was kind enough to allow us to use.... 

Type of event: Local, Night, Score
Type of terrain: Urban, Woodland

Info updated: Sun 1 Dec


Event Report

Kent County Council was kind enough to allow us to use the Country Park for this Hybrid Street and Park event - thank you; and to Bohdan for hosting this round.


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Gravesend

Directions / Parking

Note: Not the usual Trosley car park.

Parking is at Vigo Village car park off Erskine Road (What3words: once.palm.ballots). Can be reached from the North via Harvel Road or from South Waterlow Road. From M26 follow A20 London Road, then A227 Gravesend Road. From A2 follow Wrotham Road via Meopham.

Nearest Postcode DA13 0RL. Nearest Railway station: Meopham 6 miles

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 19:00 to 19:15 (please don’t be late). 

Please bring your SI dibber to Registration (if you have one). For event safety purposes you will be asked to fill in a KNC Registration Form 2019 (if you haven’t done so at a previous event).                                                                                                                                                                                     

Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp.                                                          

Order food for apres-O at Registration.


Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 24 controls numbered 90 – 109 & 62 – 65. Visit as many as you can.

Format: 90 & 100 series - 90s first or 100s first, changeover when & where you wish (no changeover control) 10 points per control; plus 2 dumbbell pairs (62 & 63, 64 & 65). Dumbbell pairs can be done at any time, 20 points for completing a dumbbell, 0 points if only 1 control of a dumbbell pair is visited. Max score 240 points.

10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes. Controls will be collected after 70 minutes (course closing time).

Juniors (age 15 or younger) are welcome to take part but must be accompanied by an adult (condition of British Orienteering insurance for Street events)

If you are new to Night Orienteering and would like someone to help you get started please email the organiser or make yourself known on the night.

1:7,500 scale map, 5m contours. For this event the Trosley CP map has been extended northwards to include the roads and paths of Vigo village. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.

Controls are not SIAC enabled. Separate/loose control descriptions are not provided.

Explanation of Score courses

You don't have to visit all the controls! There is usually a time limit, instead of a set course. Points are scored for visiting controls, and deducted for finishing over the time limit. You decide which controls to visit, and in which sequence. Sometimes controls have different points values. You will need to carry a watch or phone, so you know how long you have been out.

Entry Details

Entry on the Day: Seniors (British Orienteering members) £4, Non-members of BO £6.          Juniors & students £3. Group: £10 (1 dibber; map for each participant).    Dibber loan: Free

Please email the organiser if you intend coming so we know how many maps to print. Offers to help collect controls will be appreciated.

SPORT IDENT dibbers to borrow if you don’t have one. Carrying some sort of torch is advised since there are areas with few street lights. Wearing High Visibility clothing is strongly advised.

The paths in the Park will be slippery so studded or trail shoes are recommended.

An Emergency contact number will be printed on the map. Carrying a mobile phone is strongly recommended, especially for newcomers. You can let us know if you are lost or late, and we can contact you if you have not returned.

Terrain Description

Urban area – streets, paths and alleyways, Woodland area – good path network. Note the southern side of the Park will not be used, due to goats grazing.


Apres O & Prizegiving: Apres-O at The Bull Hotel Wrotham (post code TN15 7RF), which is an 8 min drive from the event parking. To reach it drive south along A227/Gravesend Road at roundabout 2nd exit onto London Rd/A20, at next roundabout take 4th exit onto Bull Lane.  It is on the right with car park at the back. Orders for food will be taken at Registration.

Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: Bohdan Rainczuk

Important Information

Health, safety and other important information related to events.


Before travelling to any orienteering event please make sure you are aware of and following government lockdown rules. To enable us to maintain social distancing requirements, we will not be offering coaching to beginners at the start. If you havent tried orienteering before and need guidance please contact our head coach in the first instance.

To ensure that we comply with Government and British Orienteering guidelines and make our events Covid secure and safe for participants and volunteers, all events will be pre-entry and pre-payment only.

During the on-line entry process, you will select your preferred start window from those available for your course. You must then make payment to reserve your start window. Please do not turn up at the event unless you have pre-entered. 

On event day turn up for your allocated start slot

Always respect others & social distance even when orienteering

Please move away from the map box after collecting your map.

At control sites do not touch the control, and move through quickly.

Do not congregate at the Finish.

At Download ensure you are drip and spittle free before downloading.

For full BO Covid guidance click here

Ticks and Lyme Disease: Ticks are common in areas where we go orienteering, more information about ticks.

Training and help is available from qualified coaches. Please contact the organiser.

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